The Need to go home

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Realty Executives Okanagan

In 1943 Abraham Maslow developed A Theory of Human Motivation  stating that their are five distinct levels of Human Needs, and one can not be gained without first attaining the previous level. Basic needs of food, water, shelter must be met before a person is able to feel secure, seek gainful employment, or take the next step upwards to love and belonging. 

Last month, when I purchased a small condo, in my new hometown of Kelowna, B.C. I recognized this truth to be a deeper conditioning than I had previously realized. For the first time in 6 or 7 years, I feel at home. I can unpack, more than my boxes! I can gather or collect 'stuff' without thinking of the weight or bulk and the need to pack it and eventually carry it to my next lodging. 

This recognition of the calming, peaceful and secure feeling gained from buying my own 'permanent' home has deepened my appreciation of the service we provide as Realtors to home buyers. I too, was reluctant to choose my home, hesitated for a few years, watching, waiting, for market fluctuations, the perfect place to materialize, the city, town, location that would best serve my needs. 

But really, all I needed was the motivation, the guidance, the knowing of the inner peace a home would bring psychologically to me. The knowing that it is not the outer shell, but the space within, that we are purchasing. Within the walls, and within us.

A Basic need, to go home.

 

Maslow's Heirachy 

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Sharon Lancaster

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Hi Sharon,

Great break down of how to be happy !   

   Very philosophical .......  

 

Your statement ............. " all I needed was the motivation, the guidance, the knowing of the inner peace a home would bring psychologically to me"

 

Conquering the fear and/or procrastination of buying a home !!!!!

 

Congratulations on your new home  !!!!

 

 

February 04, 2012 01:04 PM
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Further proof that home really IS where the heart is... Thansk Robert!

February 04, 2012 09:48 PM
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Sharon,

 

Thanks for the post there's a lot of wisdom and insight there.

Brian

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